The singer hit, in his words, “the real L.A.” on Monday night during his latest stop on The 20/20 Experience World Tour at the newly renovated Forum arena in Inglewood, delivering a three-hour set that left fans wanting for nothing. JT and the Tennessee Kids performed Timberlake’s biggest hits past and present (N’SYNC tracks excluded), including “Rock Your Body,” “Like I Love You,” “TKO,” “Cry Me a River,” “Suit & Tie,” “SexyBack,” “Mirrors” and even a Jay Z-less version of “Holy Grail” (a wicked tease, if you ask us).
“I didn’t know if you were gonna go Hollywood on me, but this is a real f—ing crowd,” Timberlake joked at one point. Then, raising a shot glass to toast the audience: “This is the real L.A. out here.”
Though Timberlake confessed to seeing “a lot of faces I know” in the audience, the fans weren’t treated to any familiar faces onstage. The singer did, however, pay tribute to the city with a brief cover of Tupac’s “California Love.” Later, JT would dive into Elvis’ “Heartbreak Hotel,” Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature,” Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison” and Bloodhound Gang’s “The Roof Is On Fire.”
Timberlake will stop by Denver on Wednesday before returning to the City of Angels on Sunday for the Grammys, where he is up for seven trophies.